Thursday, September 14, 2017

Throwback Thursdays

Welcome to my Throwback Thursdays.  I'm excited to bring these ideas to you so that you may gather ideas on retired Stampin' Up! products.  Almost Amethyst is one of my all time favorite Stampin' Up! colors.  And, yes, when it retired I made sure I had plenty on hand.  

The base of this card and designer paper is Almost Amethyst.  

Using the Painted Petals Clear Mount Stamp Set, which I won at a Stampin' Up! demonstrator only event, I stamped the stems with Olive Green.  The flowers were on the same stamp.  Wanting a different effect I cut the stamp in two. Using Almost Amethyst Classic Ink I stamped it off once, doing this 5 times to the top of the stems.  With the other part of the flower stamp I simply inked it with Almost Amethyst and stamped over the lighter version. 

The Happy Birthday stamp is from Perfectly Penned using Basic Black Ink.  

Until Next Time 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Manly Mondays - Happy Birthday

I was in need of a Manly Birthday Card recently and it gave me enough encouragement to get back to posting Manly Mondays.  Ideas came flooding and I thought I would start with this rather simple card. 

When I fist saw the new In-Color Lemon Lime Twist I thought WOW that is bright!!  I tend to shy away from bright colors.  Once I saw it paired up with Basic Black I liked it. Which is how this idea came to be.  

The base is Lemon Lime Twist.  On a piece of Basic Black, the Happy Birthday Thinlit was die cut at an angle.  Added 3 rhinestones in the corner, who says men don't like bling, and punched a balloon in the corner.  Quick card and really easy to assemble. 

Hope this gave you an idea to use this color combination. 

Until next time!